HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Safety alert – External chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors

    16 Apr 2015, 12:30 pm
    This safety alert highlights the issue of chloride stress corrosion cracking which has been found to affect stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors, and advises on actions required.
  • Road construction firms sentenced after road worker loses arm

    27 Mar 2015, 3:00 pm
    Three construction firms have been ordered to pay over £400,000 in fines and costs for serious safety failings, after a worker lost his arm when it became trapped in poorly-guarded machinery during a road surfacing operation in Hertfordshire.
  • Care home owner fined following death of resident

    27 Mar 2015, 2:30 pm
    A healthcare firm and its director have been ordered to pay more than £335,000 in fines and costs after a 100 year-old resident died from injuries she sustained in a fall from a hoist at a former Bedfordshire care home.
  • Firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured

    27 Mar 2015, 10:30 am
    A food packaging firm in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was caught between a feed belt and drive roller.
  • Case 354 – Putting nappies in sanitary bins is a health and safety risk

    27 Mar 2015, 9:00 am
    A party venue displays a poster in the ladies’ toilet stating that health and safety law prohibits the disposing of nappies in sanitary bins.
  • HSE jobs – Unit Head – Human Sciences, HSL

    27 Mar 2015, 8:00 am
    Unit Head responsible for Safety, Health, Environment and Security (SHEfS), commercial business development, forecasting and budgeting, promotion of HSL to commercial customers and delivery of projects. Close date for applications 8 April 2015.
  • Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall

    26 Mar 2015, 6:00 pm
    A Southport company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries when he fell some four metres from a bungalow roof.
  • Case 353 – Parent not allowed to accompany school trip

    26 Mar 2015, 4:30 pm
    A primary school blames health and safety when banning a parent from accompanying a class trip to the zoo.
  • RR1044 – Consultation on monitoring of water-miscible metalworking fluid (MWF) mists

    26 Mar 2015, 3:00 pm
    The aim of this research was to examine metal working fluid (MWF) exposure limits and guidance set by other countries, summarise studies and investigations that examined water-miscible MWF mist as well as new techniques to monitor mist.
  • Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries

    26 Mar 2015, 2:30 pm
    A waste recycling firm has been fined after a Leicester worker suffered severe crush injuries in an unsafe machine.
  • Manufacturer in court after worker’s arm pulled into machinery

    26 Mar 2015, 1:00 pm
    A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.
  • Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger

    26 Mar 2015, 12:00 pm
    An ice cream manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by a fruit feeder machine.
  • Firm in court for unsafe refurbishment work

    26 Mar 2015, 11:00 am
    A construction company has been fined for unsafe refurbishment work that exposed workers to the risk of serious injuries.
  • HSE statement on the Government’s final progress report on health and safety reforms

    26 Mar 2015, 10:30 am
    This final progress report from the Department for Work and Pensions marks a major milestone in the achievements HSE has made in delivering reforms to health and safety legislation and guidance.
  • Construction industry invited to free safety seminar

    25 Mar 2015, 5:00 pm
    Members of the construction industry from across the Midlands are being invited to a free seminar looking at the challenges facing the sector, including forthcoming changes to regulations.